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Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
public wants results and they want results in their jobs, in their lives. they want the government just to work better. and i think that is the big disconnect right now with washington because, you know, republicans are wondering how much leverage they have to force the president to deal with spending, for instance. do they sort of wait him out and hope for a positive result in 2014 and use whatever leverage over the del ceiling or whatever else but the public finds it so distasteful. the president too on issues like entitlement, i think it's really striking, will he seek to rise above how difficult it is that he doesn't feel he's got a negotiating partner to try to get something done on entitlements? if he wants robust economic growth he'll have to. we will have a debate over guns and the debt between ted cruz, fresh face, tea party face from texas. >> old school/new school. >> and chuck schumer from new york and our political roundtable as well where we'll look at the big challenges. >> in urban america is one place on guns and rural america and the south another. >> see you sund
Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
build new governments from what has often been a chaotic situation and underscore the very real courage of the unsung men and women who put their lives at risk to serve this nation's interests in those areas. let me say i respect what you have done during your tenure as secretary of state in representing not only this nation, but all of those in our foreign service, who are on the diplomatic front line in turbulent and dangerous parts of the globe. it's a reflection of your leadership, as well as your patriotism and your abiding belief in the power of our policies to move the world towards democracy, peace, and preservation of human rights. your candor before this committee has been a trademark of your service as secretary of state, and i believe that every member has always welcomed your openness and your cooperation. your letter of december 18th to chairman kerry was appreciated by members of both sides, as another example of that openness and cooperation. let me say, we share your mission here today, and that we look forward to a constructive dialogue today, to learn from the
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
, and i'm optimistic about that. but if our government could create some stability and provide business owners and entrepreneurs with some predictability on what's to come, i think we would see investments just unleash and a lot of employment come back in our country. >> what do you think is the biggest spending problem in congress? >> well, if you look at what the president has done over the last two years, he has actually cut $2.4 trillion over the next decade. so he's taken an attempt to reduce spending. there is more that can be done. we really have to address some of the other programs we have down the road. things like social security, medicare. these are programs in the future that need to be addressed. now, they are some of the most successful programs in our country's history. so we need to make sure we protect them. but we need to look at their long-term sustainability. >> the business round table is out with a recommendation this morning. they think the retirement age should be boosted all the way to 70. would you support something like that, or some increase in the
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
, believing a fight over funding the government is a much better political fight for their party. here's congresswoman marsha blackburn yesterday. >> i think there is a way to avoid default. if it requires shutting down certain portions of the government, let's look at that. >> yesterday the president sounded almost resign to the idea a government shutdown is probably coming up. >> if the republicans in congress made a decision they want to shouldn't down the government in order to get their way, then they have the -- votes at least in the house of representatives probably to do that. i think that would be a mistake. and it would be profoundly damaging to our economy. >> once again, what the white house was trying to signal on debt limit in government shutdown is this. they are not going the try to help republicans find a way out of it. they have to own debt limit and republican leaders know they need to move off of debt limit. they are trying to find a way out of it. the white house was also saying, hey, we know will is a negotiating -- debate and fight coming on funding the government.
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
agreeing to a debt ceiling raise without a battle. government funding and government shutdown, different story. >>> let's turn back to the big story of the day. and that is the president's push on guns and the coming fight with both congress and the nra. in addition to calling on congress to pass gun control legislation, the president will propose a set of executive actions. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams is here to help explain some of those executive actions. a big one that we know he's going to call for is this idea, pete, of basically ordering the justice department to prosecute people that fail background checks. explain why that hasn't been done before, and how it can be done. >> sure, first of all. the federal law makes it a crime for somebody to falsify, knowingly falsify information to their background checks, saying that they're qualified to have a gun when they're not. presumably, most people know when they've been dishonorably discharged from the military, whether they have the felony conviction, whether they have a misdemeanor, domestic violence convict
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
next. plus, new signs that russia may be preparing for the collapse of syria's government. >>> but first, today's trivia question. how many presidents have chosen not to swear the oath of office? tweet us, @dalyrundown. the first correct answer will get a follow tuesday from us. that answer and much, much more is coming up on t"the daily rundow rundown". >>> time for the "your business" entrepreneur of the week. kathleen king had a successful business in the hamptons, but a partnership that went sour resulted in her losing it. left with a storefront and a recipe, she started tait's. she now makes more than 2 million cookies a week with over $10 million in sales. for more, watch "your business" sunday mornings at 7:30 on msnbc. >>> algerian officials are defending the bloody raids on a gas complex that helped the free hundreds of hostages, but left at least 37 dead, including three americans. nbc's janet shamlian has the latest. >> reporter: chris, good morning. two of the three victims are from here in texas. all worked for bp at that natural gas complex. there is word of seven ame
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